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Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Social Work


This book review, part of the third/nonprofit sector literature considers a case study of informal cooperation and decision-making in Shasta County, California. In certain key respects, the case parallels issues of the research literature on commons.

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A revised version of this review was published as Ellickson, Robert C. Order without Law: How Neighbors Settle Disputes. Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Quarterly. 22. 3 (Fall, 1993)


This book offers an interesting case study of informal conflict resolution strategies and tactics in small, rural communities within the larger framework of a number of key debates among legal scholars at the time.


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